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Free: 2 Philips Portable Reel to Reel Tape players

Junaman

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I have 2 Philips R2R recorders/players going free to a good home, along with a bunch of used tapes from the early 1960s. These belonged to my father in-law and have been in the loft for the last 30 years. I have no idea if they are working or not.

One is a EL 3542A/15E from 1960:


The other is a EL3541/15H from 1962?:


They are heavy and (I guess) uneconomical to ship, but if you can pay, then happy to give it a try. Otherwise, they can be collected from Kinross, just north of Edinburgh or alternatively, I will be travelling down to Nantwich, Cheshire in October and can meet up there or along the route.
 

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dave

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I had the Stella version of the bigger one when I was a kid, 20-20kHz at 7 1/2 ips, nice machine with good sound.
 
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Junaman

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Jun 19, 2016
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Near Edinburgh
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Craig
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
I have 2 Philips R2R recorders/players going free to a good home, along with a bunch of used tapes from the early 1960s. These belonged to my father in-law and have been in the loft for the last 30 years. I have no idea if they are working or not.

One is a EL 3542A/15E from 1960:


The other is a EL3541/15H from 1962?:


They are heavy and (I guess) uneconomical to ship, but if you can pay, then happy to give it a try. Otherwise, they can be collected from Kinross, just north of Edinburgh or alternatively, I will be travelling down to Nantwich, Cheshire in October and can meet up there or along the route.
Update: Tested both units. The 3542 is playing beautifully, with a surprisingly good sound. The 3541 has power, reels are turning but no sound, so potentially on-board speaker fault. Seems a shame to dump them, which is what I will have to do if no takers.
 

Junaman

Wammer
Wammer
Jun 19, 2016
97
23
28
Near Edinburgh
AKA
Craig
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Update: Tested both units. The 3542 is playing beautifully, with a surprisingly good sound. The 3541 has power, reels are turning but no sound, so potentially on-board speaker fault. Seems a shame to dump them, which is what I will have to do if no takers.
These have now gone to a new owner…
 
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